H. Samy Alim: Black Language in White Public Space

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Notre Dame of Maryland University, LeClerc Auditorium 4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA

Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education 2013 Speaker Series presents H. Samy Alim, Ph.D., associate professor of education, anthropology and linguistics and director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts & the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Language at Stanford University.

An expert in language, literacy and youth culture, H. Samy Alim Ph.D. will explore the link between cultural identity and vernacular speech — and its impact on education. His work involves empowering teachers in nonstandard English speaking communities to transcend communication barriers and more effectively engage their students. Dr. Alim’s most recent book, co-authored with Geneva Smitherman, is Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (2012).

Event Type

Academic, Lecture


School of Education



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